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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) extends its congratulations to the four finalists in this year’s MCAA Student Chapter Competition: Ball State University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The MCAA Student Chapter Competition drew a record 33 submissions this year. The association would like to thank Fresh Meadow Mechanical Corp. of Fresh Meadows, New York, for providing this year’s project details.
The project tasked students with developing a proposal to be the prime contractor on a chiller and cooling tower replacement project in the Penn South building in New York City. The project includes the completion of all plumbing, piping and HVAC, electrical, controls and any other work required to complete the project as described in the bid documents.
Those interested can watch the final four teams compete at MCAA2020 on Monday, March 16, from 1:30–3 p.m. The competition will be an opportunity to learn from these students’ insightful approaches to a real-world contracting bid.
The winners will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Breakfast featuring Joe Montana on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 a.m. The top competition prize is $10,000. The second-place team will receive $5,000 and the other two finalists will each receive $2,500.
Each of the other six teams in the top 10 will receive a Certificate of Merit and a check for $1,000. The association extends its congratulations to those recipients: McMaster University, Missouri State University, Oregon State University, Pittsburg State University, Purdue University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.